Welcome to Class 5
Teacher: Mrs Cartwright
Year 4 Curriculum
Literacy taught daily usually for one hour a day. Children are taught to write independently with focus on sentence structure, text organisation and use of creative/appropriate vocabulary. Balance of fiction, non fiction and poetry taught.
Significant emphasis is placed on reading for enjoyment. Children read a different class story termly –every child has their own class reading book and children are asked to read allowed to the class to develop reading skills, focus on fluency, interpretation and expression. The school has a well stocked library which contains a variety of different genres and children are encouraged to change their books on a regular basis. We also have class library books where the children can choose any book of any level in order to allow the children to read for enjoyment. Children who require extra support read regularly to the teacher/teaching assistant.
Numeracy taught daily usually for one hour a day. Strong emphasis is placed on developing children’s mental maths skills and in particular multiplication facts. Letter sent to parents’ yearly setting out expectations with regard to times tables and encouraging them to practise tables with their children at home. Children taught the standard methods for addition subtraction, multiplication and division and are encouraged to apply what they have learnt to solve problems and undertake mathematical investigations. Fractions, decimals and percentages, statistics, measurement, geometry also taught.
In both Literacy and Numeracy work is differentiated to ensure pupils receive work that is challenging but achievable and the class is grouped according to ability and not by year group.
Religious education is taught according to guidelines from the Diocese using the religious scheme ‘Come and See’. RE is taught 3 times weekly –approximately 50 mins a lesson. Children are encouraged to make links between scripture and Christian beliefs and practises, and develop an understanding of how their beliefs as Christians shape their lives.
All of the Science content for Year 5 from the national curriculum is covered.
The emphasis is on children developing their knowledge and their ablity to plan and scientific investigations effectively.
Are generally taught separately, however where relevant cross curricular links are made with Numeracy, Literacy, IT and Religious Education.
Music and Spanish are taught by specialist teachers. Spanish weekly for approximately one hour. Music is taught fortnightly for an hour.
History and Geography
It is ensured that both subjects receive an equal amount of time and the requirements of the national curriculum are addressed. There is an emphasis on cross curricular links between both subjects and literacy, numeracy and IT.
IT is taught in conjunction with other subjects where possible rather than as a separate subject.
Art and DT are sometimes linked to topics or taught as a separate subjectas appropriate.
Physical Education (PE)
PE curriculum includes dance ( usually taught by specialist teacher) and a variety of invasion games. Athletics are taught in the summer. Children are taught skills, tactics and team work.
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